KANSAS CITY – After Sunday night’s humiliating loss in which his team fell 27-17 to the rival Denver Broncos, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was terminated by Kansas City today, in the first of what will surely be many shakeups to the long-suffering franchise.
“We thank Andy for his service to the team, and we wish him well in his future coaching endeavours,” said Chiefs G.M. John Dorsey. “We all wish things had turned out differently here. but in the aftermath of last night’s loss, it’s clear we need to move in a different direction.”
Added Dorsey: “Our rebuilding process begins now.”
In what was billed as a fight for AFC West supremacy, the Chiefs were held in check all night by a stingy Broncos defense, and the team has now tumbled to second place in the division, a free fall that Dorsey hopes to stop with today’s firing.
“We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us. Interviews for a new head coach begin immediately, and once we have a new staff in place, we’ll begin scouting potential new quarterbacks, runners, and defenders. We ask our fans to be patient with us during this difficult, but obviously necessary process.”